Wreck sends 3 to hospital

By Brian Knox | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Three people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision near Rhome Monday.

The accident happened in a construction zone on Texas 114 about a mile east of the Denton/Wise county line around 9:40 a.m.

Major Damage

MAJOR DAMAGE – The two vehicles that collided on Texas 114 near Rhome sustained major damage. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lonny Haschel said Bambi Trotter, 39, of Rhome was eastbound when her Chevy Tahoe collided with a westbound Chevy Equinox driven by Francisco Guerrero, 34, of Euless.

Trotter’s vehicle ended up on its side in the ditch on the south side of the road, while Guerrero’s remained upright but badly damaged in the center of the roadway. Rescuers had to cut the roof off of Trotter’s vehicle to remove her and her 1-year-old son.

Air Evac Lifeteam 68 was called to the scene, and Trotter was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. She was listed in serious condition Tuesday afternoon according to a hospital spokesperson.

Her son was taken to Cook Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Haschel said.

Guerrero was transported to JPS by Wise County Medic 3. He was listed in good condition Tuesday afternoon, according to the hospital spokesperson.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, Haschel said.

Traffic was rerouted in the area for a couple of hours while the scene was cleared.

Justin and Rhome volunteer fire departments responded along with Rhome Police, DPS troopers and the Denton County Sheriff’s Department.

Victim Transport

VICTIM TRANSPORT – Bambi Trotter, the driver of one of the two cars involved in Monday’s wreck, is wheeled to a helicopter for transport to John Peter Smith Hospital. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

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